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EMBELLISHMENTS.

PAGE 1. View of Mr. Pitt's MONUMENT IN GUILDHALL

70 2. PORTMAN-SQUARE

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PAGI Conversations on the Arts, by Juninus 63 --Ware's Medley Pas-seul; OverDescription of the Monument erect- ture to Aladdin; “Every Face

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115 Adventures of two Russian Offi

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86 On Commerce, No. XXXIII.

Medical Report 94

117 Intelligence, Literary, Scientific, &c. 95 Agricultural Report

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118 di Raab-Venua's Divertissement Poetry

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CONVERSATIONS ON THE ARTS.-By JUNINUS.

(Continued froin p. 8.) Miss Eve. Suppose, in order to 1 of Scots, is the only, print from change the subject, you give me Hogarth that I have ever seeir elsome particulars of such of Ho-graved by Bartolozzi. gartb's designs as you have not al- Miss Eve. What ladies have been-> ready mentioned.

honoured by the burin of this 'adMiss K. I believe the prints by mirable engraver? Hogarth that I have not mention- Miss K. In this port-folio are ed, are chiefly, - Orator Henley several ladies that have been thus christening a Child, etched by Si. honoured-here is a portrait of AnIreland, and dedicated to Captain gelica Kauffmann, er Academia ReF. Grose; - Taste in High Life, gali Artium Londini, from Sir JoWm. Hogarth pinx. 1742; Sl. shua Reynolds, 1780. Phillips sc. , The Royal Masquer- Miss Eve. This ingenious paint. ade at Somerset-House, Thos. Cook ress seems to have been

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beau. sc.;-Beggars' Opera, Mr. Walker tiful in her time. as Macheath, Miss Fenton as Polly, Miss K. Maria Cosway, the W. Blake sc.; Lord Lovat on Trial, paintress, from her husband, Rd. etched by Ireland; who also etched Cosway, 1785. She is also a beaua Landscape from an original pic- tiful woman.-Georgiana Duchess ture in his possession, said to be of Devonshire, and her sister Lady the only landscape ever painted by Duncannon, both from Downman, Hogarth. This print is dedicated for the scenery of Richmond House to the Earl of Exeter. I believe I Theatre.–Lady Smith, from Sir noticed The Shrimp-Girl, which, Joshua Reynolds, 1789.—Wholewith the exception of Mary Queen length of Miss Farren, now Coun. No. LVI. Vol. X.

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tess of Derby, from Laurence.- from the characters in which it is George-Anne Bellamy, late of Co- not expected, it is from their acting vent-Garden Theatre, the face from conformably ta their situation, and a picture by Cotes, the figure mo- | from the mode of the passions, pot dernized by Ramberg.–Lady Jane from their having the wit of fine Dundas, from J. Hoppner, 1802.- gentlemen. Thus there is a wit in Miss Gunning, from Saunders,1796. the figure of the alderman, who, -Front face of the late Duchess when his daughter is expiring in of Devonshire, from Nixon, 1789. the agonies of poison, wears a face --- Profile of the same lady, with a of solicitude, but it is to save her book in her hand.—Mary Stuart, gold ring, which he is drawing genQueen of Scotland, from William , tly from her finger. The thought Hogarth.- Bartolozzi has engrav- is parallel to Moliere's, where the ed many other ladies. He has en- miser puts out one of the candles graved more, as well as better, than as he is talking. Moliere, inimiany other artist in this country. table he has proved, brought a rude

Miss Eve. Describe to me some theatre to perfection. Hogarth had of Hogarth's works.

no model to follow and improve Miss K. Horace Walpole, Earl upon. He created his art, and used of Orford, has written well on this colours instead of language: his subject. Come and recline on this place is between the Italians whom couch, while I read his account. we may consider as epic poets and

Miss Eve., I am all attention. tragedians, and the Flemish paint

Miss K. William Hogarth, up- ers who are writers of farce and on the whole, should be consider- editors of burlesque nature. His ed rather as a writer of comedy subjects are universal, and amidst with a pencil, than as a painter. all bis pleasantry, he observes If catching the manners and follies the true end of comedy, reformaof an age, living as they rise; iftion. Sometimes he rises to tragegeneral satires on vices, and ridi- dy, not in the catastrophe of kings cules familiarized by strokes of na- and beroes, but to mark how vice ture and heightened by wit, and conducts insensibly and incidentalthe whole animated by a proper and ly to misery and shame. He warns just expression of the passions, be against encouraging idleness and comedy, Hogarth composed come-cruelty in young minds, and disdies as much as Moliere. In his cerns how the different vices of the Marriage à-la-Mode, there is even great and the vulgar lead by vaan intrigue carried on throughout rious paths to the same unhappithe piece. He is more true to cha- ness. The fine lady in Marriage racter than Congreve. Each per- à-la-Mode, and Tom Nero in the sonage is distinct from the rest, acts Fourth Stage of Cruelty, terminate in his sphere, and cannot be con- their story in blood: she occasions founded with any other of the dra- the murder of her husband; he matis persona. The alderman's foot- | assassinates his mistress. How deboy in the last print of the set Ilicate and superior too is his sahave just mentioned, is an igno- tire! When he intimates in the Col. rant rustic; and if wit is struck outlege of Physicians and Surgeons that preside at a dissection, how they that he drew all his stores from na legal habitude of viewing shocking ture and the force of his own gescenes hardens the human mindnius, and was indebted neither to and renders it unfeeling, the pre- models nor books' for his style, sident maintains the dignity of in- thoughts, or hints, that he never sensibility over an executed corpse, succeeded when he designed for and considers it but as the object the works of other men. of a lecture. In the print of the It is seldom that his figures do Sleeping Judges, this habitual in- | not express the character he intenddifferenceonly excites our laughter. ed to give them. When they wantIt is to Hogarth's honour, that, in ed an illustration that colours could so many scenes of satire or ridicule, not bestow, collateral circumstanit is obvious that ill-nature did notces, full of wit, supply notes. The guide bis pencil.' His end is al- | nobleman in Marriage à-la-Mode ways reformation, and his reproofs has a great air: the coronet on his general, except in the print of the crutches, and his pedigree issuing Times, and the two portraits of Mr. | out of the bowels of William the Wilkes and Mr. Churchill that fol- Conqueror, add to his character. lowed. No man, amidst such a | In the Breakfast, the old steward profusion of characteristic faces, reflects for the spectator. Someever pretended to discover or to

times a short label is an epigram, charge him with the caricature of and is never introduced without a real person, except of such 110- improving the subject. Unfortutorious characters as Chartres and nately, some circumstances that Mother Needham, and a very few were temporary will be lost to posmore, who are acting officially and terity, the fate of all comic authors; suitably to their professions* As and if ever an author wanted a he must have observed so carefully commentary, that none of his beauthe operation of the passions on

ties might be lost, it is Hogarth; the countenance, it is even won- not from being obscure, for he nederful that he never delivered the ver was, except in two or three of features of any identical

person;

his first prints, where transient nait is at the same time a proof of tional follies, as lotteries, Freehis intimate intuition into nature. Masonry, and the South Sea were But had he been too severe, the his topics, but for the use of fohumanity of endeavouring to root || reigners, and from a multiplicity out cruelty to animals would atone of little incidents, not essential to, for many satires. It is another proof | but always heightening the prin* If Hogarth indulged his spirit of ri- cipal action, such as the spider's

* If Hogarth indulged his spirit of ri- web extended over the poor's box dicule in personality, it never proceeded in a parish church, the blunders beyond sketches and drawings: his prints touched the folly, but spared the person. in architecture in the nobleman's One of his early designs represented a

seat, seen through the window in noted miser, one of the sheriffs, trying a

the first plate of Marriage à-lamastiff which had robbed his kitchen; Mode, and a thousand in the strollbut the magistrate's son went to his house, ers dressing in a barn, which, for and cut the picture in pieces.

wit and imagination, without any

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